Today the technology has overcome our number of hurdles, all thanks to the behind it. Their discovery stories make us immensely curious to know that who among them all was the smartest. Well, American electrochemical engineer, Libb Thims has the answer! He determined to make an inventory of the smartest individuals ever on the planet. Thims evaluated each IQ and accomplishments to give us the top 7 list of smartest individuals in historical past. Checkout!

1) Johann Goethe (1749-1832)

He is number 1 on the list as he is considered as the “the final man on the planet to know everything”. He was a German writer and statesman. He worked in diverse fields. His works include epic and lyric poetry, prose and verse dramas, memoirs, autobiography, etc. There were more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist. His estimated IQ scores vary from 210 to 225 by completely different measures.

2) Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

He was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His estimated IQ scores vary from 205 to 225 by completely different measures.

3) Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Leonardo was an Italian Renaissance polymath. He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. His estimated IQ scores vary from 180 to 220 by completely different measures.

4) Issac Newton (1642 – 1726/27)

He one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. He laid the foundations of classical mechanics. Newton also made pathbreaking contributions to optics and infinitesimal calculus. His estimated IQ scores vary from 190 to 200 by completely different measures.

5) James Clerk Maxwell (1831 – 1879)

A Scottish scientist who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation. Maxwell’s equations for electromagnetism have been called the “second great unification in physics”. His estimated IQ scores vary from 190 to 205 by completely different measures.

6) Rudolf Clausius (1822 – 1888)

The German physicist and mathematician who is considered as one of the central founders of the science of thermodynamics. His estimated IQ scores vary from 190 to 205 by completely different measures.

7) Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543)

A Polish mathematician and astronomer who revolutionized the research of the cosmos together. He formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. His estimated IQ scores vary from 160 to 200 by completely different measures.